Beep baseball has been gaining momentum and increasing in popularity around the country over the past few years. The sport began 40 years ago when a telephone engineer inserted an old telephone speaker and circuit module that beeped into a ball slightly larger than a baseball. Bases with audio cues were created and rules of the game were made to allow competitive play in the sport.
This article highlights that the highly competitive sport is not only enjoyed by visually impaired players, but also by sighted players. Blindfolds bring everyone to the same level of visual impairment forcing every player to use their hearing to gauge where the ball is and what’s happening on the field.
If you are dealing with vision loss, visit our Programs page to learn more about how we can help you adjust.
Local baseball players proving you don’t always have to see the ball to hit it